A study to assess the effect of pomegranate skin decoction on diarrhoea and dehydration among children in selected hospital, alappuzha, kerala

Chitralekha, P L (2010) A study to assess the effect of pomegranate skin decoction on diarrhoea and dehydration among children in selected hospital, alappuzha, kerala. Masters thesis, Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam.

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Abstract

A study to assess the effect of pomegranate skin decoction on diarrhoea among children in selected Hospital, Alappuzha, Kerala was under taken by 30083612 as a partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in nursing at Annai JKK Sampoorani Ammal College of nursing, under the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University during the year 2008-2010. The objectives of the study were; to assess diarrhoea and dehydration before and after administration of pomegranate skin decoction in experimental group, to compare mean difference in diarrhoea and dehydration among children in experimental and control group, to find the association between mean difference in diarrhoea, dehydration and selected factors among children in experimental group. The research hypothesis formulated were ; H1-There will be a significant difference in diarrhoea before and after administration of pomegranate skin decoction in experimental group, H2- There will be a significant difference in dehydration before and after administration of pomegranate skin decoction in experimental group, H3- There will be a significant difference in the mean difference in diarrhoea among children in experimental and control group, H4- There will be a significant difference in the mean difference in dehydration among children in experimental and control group, H5- There will be a significant association between the mean difference in diarrhoea and selected factors among children in experimental group, H6- There will be a significant association between the mean difference in dehydration and selected factors among children in experimental group. The investigator organized the review of literature under four section as follows, Studies related to diarrhoea, dehydration and management, Studies related to effect of pomegranate and Studies related to effect of pomegranate on diarrhoea and dehydration. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Nursing Process model developed by ANA (1991). The research design used was a quasi experimental design. Study was conducted among 40 children, 20 in experimental group and 20 in control group admitted with moderate diarrhoea and dehydration who were selected by purposive sampling technique in CBM Homeo Hospital, Alappuzha. The tool developed and used for data collection was an Interview\Observation schedule .Reliability was established by interrater reliability. Pilot study was conducted among 8 children with moderate diarrhoea and dehydration in CBM Homeo Hospital, Alappuzha. Main study was conducted in CBM Homeo Hospital, Alappuzha. Preparation of pomegranate skin decoction was explained to experimental group. Data obtained were edited, organized, analyzed by using SPSS (version 10) and interpreted by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed the effectiveness of pomegranate skin decoction. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant (p<0.05) reduction in diarrhoea and dehydration after pomegranate skin decoction administration among children in experimental group. There was no significant association between mean difference in diarrhoea, dehydration and selected factors among children in experimental group. The conclusion of the study was that pomegranate skin decoction was an effective technique for reducing diarrhoea and dehydration among children. The limitations, implications and recommendations were adequately spelt.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.30083612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pomegranate Skin Decoction, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Children, Kerala.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 14:23
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5681

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